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Greenbrier River Trail under repairs from last year's flood


The Greenbrier River Trail has had sections blocked off due to damage from last year's floods but now those sections are being worked on.

 Excavator operators are digging deep, but the dirt and noise will soon be a memory. 

"What we're doing here is pipe replacement. I think the last site we have on the contract. We've done quite a few up and down the trail," said Superintendent of Sibold Excavating Company, Michael Sibold.

It's beginning to look like the river trail everyone remembers.

"Everything's starting to shape up. There's a few rough places, but the people seem to understand construction is in progress," Sibold said.

Parts of Greenbrier River Trail were completely destroyed. Washed out. Now, a year later it is being repaired and residents can once again enjoy their trail.

"Oh, it's a relief. We love the river trail, especially in the summer. They get to ride bikes and we get to run and go down to the river and swim a little bit and take picnics. We're glad to see it done," said Greenbrier River Trail user, Katie Stone with her daughter Myla Stone.

Out-of-towners are also getting good use out of the trail.

"It looks great and it's a great resource for joggers or walkers or whoever from anywhere, especially somebody like me, it's a great treat to be out of town and have a place to go run like that in the shade," added Greenbrier River Trail tourist, Andy Gill. 

"The people down here using it, as courteous as they have been to us down here working, one part of it is business, but the big part is were doing it for the community," Sibold said.

Sibold Excavating Company believes they will be finished with the mile marker 4 through 11 section of the river trail in a couple of weeks.

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